University Life

Surviving Exam Season

Preparing for exams is often a process filled with anxiety. With exam season fast approaching, we have put together some helpful tips on how to prepare effectively, and how to cope with stress. Try to start revising as early as… Read More ›

EUSA Elections

Welcome to all of our new and returning international students! It’s election week at EUSA. But what are the by-elections all about and why are they important? We asked Vice President for Student Activities, Andy Peel, about how student representation… Read More ›

International Families Day

Friday 15th May was the UN International Day of Families. This year’s theme was: “Men in Charge? Gender Equality and Children’s Rights in Contemporary Families”.  The day aimed to promote gender equality and rights of children within families. It was an opportunity… Read More ›

Spring Walks in Edinburgh

Spring has officially sprung! As we say goodbye to the chillier winter months, we thought this would be a perfect time to share some of our favourite walks in and around Edinburgh! Take a look at the ISAS Team’s Top Ten… Read More ›

Alison’s Blog #3

It’s been a great start to 2015- lots of exciting projects and events are underway for the International Student Advisory Service team! Here are some of my highlights: January: Burns Photo Competition In January we launched a successful photo competition to mark Burn’s Night… Read More ›

Valentine’s Day

Love it or hate it-Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Like many other countries throughout the world, on 14th February we mark St. Valentine’s Day in the UK. It’s an opportunity to celebrate the loved ones in your life, whether… Read More ›

A Great Start to 2015

January Welcome and Orientation We can’t believe we are already coming to the end of January. This has been another very busy month for the ISAS team as we welcomed around 600 students to the University with a programme of events… Read More ›

Burns Night

‘Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face,       Great chieftain o the puddin’-race!’ Address to a Haggis, Robert Burns (1786) This Sunday 25 January we celebrate Burns Night in Scotland. Robert Burns has become one of Scotland’s most famous poets… Read More ›

Scottish Film Season

It’s Scottish Film Season at the Filmhouse! To celebrate, we’ve put together a list of 10 must-see Scottish films. From Mel Gibson’s rendition of William Wallace in Braveheart and Disney Pixar’s animation ‘Brave’ to the cult classic Trainspotting, Scotland has inspired film… Read More ›